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In our last post, we talked about some key metrics you can use to find a charity that is likely to make a strong impact with your donation. But there are other ways that people use to decide which charity to donate to. These are the metrics that we don’t recommend, and why.
What we are about to outline is an intensely rigorous approach to choosing which charity to donate to. Realistically, it is a lot of work. So let me lead with a simple maxim – you should give to a charity if you want to.
ChangePath exists to shine a light on charitable giving in Australia. We're here to help you make better decisions about who you support and why.
Given our emphasis on transparency, it would be very odd if we weren't upfront about our methodologies, our data sources, and the limitations of what we do. We're under no illusions that this is perfect yet - there's a lot more to do before we can claim to be an authoritative source on charitable giving.
Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you can help us to achieve our goals.Learn more
The world is full of problems to solve. There are diseases to cure, injustices to right, animals to save, and ideas to protect. These problems compete for our attention every day, trying to catch our eye, our passion, and often our wallets. Inevitably, tomorrow, there will be a new cause or problem, begging for us to listen.
How do you know what to do?
ChangePath aims to help you navigate the sea of problems facing humanity and the planet we live on. By helping you to narrow down the causes you're interested in, ChangePath helps you to emerge from indecision and start making a difference. It's not a decision we can make for you, but we can help. Our guide will take you through potential causes, helping you narrow down who you want to assist.Visit the guide
At last count, there are over 60,000 charities registered in Australia, covering almost every conceivable cause. How can you narrow down exactly who should get your hard-earned money, or your valuable time?
ChangePath is the only organisation in Australia that provides transparency rankings for a wide range of charities, as well as financial data. Compare charities by size, revenue, and donations received, as well as by whether they make financial data available.
The full list of charities will grow in time, and more information will be added to improve your ability to make decisions.View the full list